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Buzby061

Zvezda T-34/76, 1/35th.

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I bought this cheap at a closing down sale of a model shop near work (farewell F & S Scale Models 😞 ). A pretty basic kit with a low parts count, the tracks were horrendous so I replaced them with Mini Art ones. They're meant to be workable but I ended up gluing them into link & length. Instructions say 36 A type & 36 B type per side but I ended up with an odd number which meant I had to cut 2 A types in half & join them together. Doesn't take an eagle eye to see where. Had a go at the splatter technique with the weathering - might have overdone it! The figure is from Evolution.

 

Any comments, criticisms or observations welcome.

 

Pete

 

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Thanks for looking.

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It is always a shame to hear how a traditional store closes, but if we are attentive and have money at that moment, we have a stash insured for years ...
This T34 is my favorite variant, I have to get one, but as you say, the Zvezda kit is very basic, and the tracks are undoubtedly a bad detail, you have to change them for sure ... as I did with my Zvezda T34 also.
The model has been very good, and the figure seems very well finished, but the photos (except the last), has a yellowish tone, which prevents appreciate how is the real color, perhaps the white balance was not appropriate. ..:goodjob:

Cheers mate 👍

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5 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

It is always a shame to hear how a traditional store closes, but if we are attentive and have money at that moment, we have a stash insured for years ...
This T34 is my favorite variant, I have to get one, but as you say, the Zvezda kit is very basic, and the tracks are undoubtedly a bad detail, you have to change them for sure ... as I did with my Zvezda T34 also.
The model has been very good, and the figure seems very well finished, but the photos (except the last), has a yellowish tone, which prevents appreciate how is the real color, perhaps the white balance was not appropriate. ..:goodjob:

Cheers mate 👍

Thanks Francis,

 

You're right about the pictures, I need to get to grips with my new camera - retirement present to myself!

 

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I dunno, looks like you can make a silk purse and a sow's ear and all that as it turned out pretty darn good.

 

Like that muddy splatter weathering, must have been a sloppy spring wherever.

The tracks look ok to me too, I've certainly done worse.

 

Take care,

 

Lloyd

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Hi Buzby,

The T-34 looked nice in the first bunch of 'tinted' photos, but even better in the white-light photos.

It may be a 'poor' kit, but you've done a grand job. The spatter is widespread, but not OTT.  Have you seen the muck these things had to charge through? 🙂

The figure looks great as well

If you ever build another T-34, consider getting AM tracks. T-34's really  'leap off the page' when they have them.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

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That's an impressive looking T34 Pete. Very well done. :thumbsup::clap2:

Kind regards, 

Stix 

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